About Us

Sumitomo Rubber AKO Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. joint venture was established in 2013, with the aim of becoming the production base for the EMEA region of the Sumitomo Rubber Group. The company, which is one of the factories with the largest tire production capacity in Turkey, is the pioneer and locomotive company of the region where it was established in Central Anatolia.

Company Profile

Company Name SUMITOMO RUBBER AKO LASTİK SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.
Headquarter Yakınkent Org. San. Bölg. 1.Cad. No:1 Tüney Köyü Mevkii Çankırı
Establishment Date Feb.2013
Field of Activity Production and sales of radial tyres (PC/LT)
Investment Approx. 500 million USD
Capital 500.000.000 USD
Joint Venture Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.: 80%
Abdulkadir Özcan Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.: 20%
Start of Production June.2015
Production Capacity 30K pcs tyres/day (2021)
Employee Number 2.270 Employee (2021)
Sumitomo Rubber Industries LTD
ABDÜLKADİR ÖZCAN A.Ş.

History

1909

Japan's first modern tire factory has been established in the city of Kobe.

1913

Production of passenger car tyres started. The first Japanese tyre was produced.

1917

The company was legally incorporated as a Japanese Company.

1954

Manufactured Japan's first tubeless tyre.

1960

The Sumitomo Group became a stakeholder in the company's capital.

1963

The name of the company was changed to 'Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.'.

1976

Developed Japan's first F-1 race car tyre.

1984

6 factories and Tyre R&D centers in England, Germany and France were purchased.

1986

Dunlop USA company was acquired.

1995

The factory in Kobe was closed due to the Kobe earthquake.

1997

The new factory in Indonesia started production.

1999

A cooperation agreement in the tyre industry was signed with the American Goodyear company.

2004

Production started at the new factory in Chanshu, China.

2006

Production started at the new factory in Thailand.

2007

Vietnam Factory was started operation.

2008

ENASAVE 97, 97% fossil-free tires launched.

2009

The Shirakawa Training Center was completed.

2009

Celebrated the 100th anniversary of the company.

2009

Tyre R&D Center was completed.

2010

A natural rubber processing plant was established in the north of Thailand.

2010

Dunlop Falken Tires Ltd. and SRI Hybrid Ltd. integrated into the company.

2011

Announced prototype of 100% fossil-free tyre.

2012

MIRAI, the seismic damper for wooden houses, is launched.

2012

The group's second tyre factory in China started operations.

2012

Tyre sales joint venture company established in India.

2012

Long-term vision announced "VISION 2020".

2013

Launch of ENASAVE 100, 100% fossil-free tyres.

2013

A joint venture was established for the production and sale of tyres in Turkey, and the Brazil Factory was put into operation.

2013

A tyre production base was established in South Africa by acquiring Apollo Tyres South Africa.

2014

The ENASAVE NEXT model launched, 50% less Rolling Resistance tires achieved the "AAA-a" rating according to Japan's tire labeling system.

2014

Tyre sales company established in Australia.

2014

Thailand Agricultural Tyre Factory started operation.

2015

The cooperation agreement and joint ventures with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company were terminated.

2015

Swiss medical rubber parts manufacturer Lonstroff Holding AG was acquired.

2015

Turkey Factory started to operate.

2017

Micheldever Group Ltd., the industry's leading tyre distributor in the UK. Purchased.

2017

Overseas Business of DUNLOP Brand is acquired.

2017

The US R&D Center and the European R&D Center became operational.

2018

The sports businesses of Sumitomo Rubber Group were integrated.

2021

Sealant Tire production started in Turkey Factory.

1909

Japan's first modern tire factory has been established in Kobe.

1913

Production of passenger car tyres started. The first Japanese tyre was produced.

1917

The company was legally incorporated as a Japanese Company.

1954

Manufactured Japan's first tubeless tyre.

1960

The Sumitomo Group became a stakeholder in the company's capital.

1963

The name of the company was changed to 'Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.'.

1976

Developed Japan's first F-1 race car tyre.

1984

6 factories and Tyre R&D centers in England, Germany and France were purchased.

1986

Dunlop USA company was acquired.

1995

The factory in Kobe was closed due to the Kobe earthquake.

1997

The new factory in Indonesia started production.

1999

A cooperation agreement in the tyre industry was signed with the American Goodyear company.

2004

Production started at the new factory in Chanshu, China.

2006

Production started at the new factory in Thailand.

2007

Vietnam Factory was started operation.

2008

ENASAVE 97, 97% fossil-free tires launched.

2009

The Shirakawa Training Center was completed.

2009

Celebrated the 100th anniversary of the company.

2009

Tyre R&D Center was completed.

2010

A natural rubber processing plant was established in the north of Thailand.

2010

Dunlop Falken Tires Ltd. and SRI Hybrid Ltd. integrated into the company.

2011

Announced prototype of 100% fossil-free tyre.

2012

MIRAI, the seismic damper for wooden houses, is launched.

2012

The group's second tyre factory in China started operations.

2012

Tyre sales joint venture company established in India.

2012

Long-term vision announced "VISION 2020".

2013

Launch of ENASAVE 100, 100% fossil-free tyres.

2013

A joint venture was established for the production and sale of tyres in Turkey, and the Brazil Factory was put into operation.

2013

A tyre production base was established in South Africa by acquiring Apollo Tyres South Africa.

2014

The ENASAVE NEXT model launched, 50% less Rolling Resistance tires achieved the "AAA-a" rating according to Japan's tire labeling system.

2014

Tyre sales company established in Australia.

2014

Thailand Agricultural Tyre Factory started operation.

2015

The cooperation agreement and joint ventures with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company were terminated.

2015

Swiss medical rubber parts manufacturer Lonstroff Holding AG was acquired.

2015

Turkey Factory started to operate.

2017

Micheldever Group Ltd., the industry's leading tyre distributor in the UK. Purchased.

2017

Overseas Business of DUNLOP Brand is acquired.

2017

The US R&D Center and the European R&D Center became operational.

2018

The sports businesses of Sumitomo Rubber Group were integrated.

2021

Sealant Tire production started in Turkey Factory.

President's Message



Toshihiko KOMATSU
Chairman of the Board

Our company started its operations in 2015 as the only production point of the Japanese Sumitomo Rubber Group in European Region.

“We will deliver the most advanced safety and convenience to our customers, employees and the community.” On the basis of its mission, we produce and sell high-performance Dunlop and Falken brand automobile tires to Turkey, Europe, Russia and the Middle East regions. First of all, by giving value to our customers and employees; We create an eco- friendly product development and sales system, together with production and sales side that ensure the satisfaction of our customers.

In addition, we want to continue to contribute to Turkey by creating a company that is loved and proud of the society on the principle of joint life with the people of the region and successful personnel development.

Mission&Vision

  • Company's Vision:

    Why do we exist?

    We, as Sumitomo Group, will keep on creating new life values that are convenient and comfortable as a trusted and global company in addition to being a company that cares about its employee's happiness, contributes to society and environment on a wide scale and fulfills the expectations to accomplish the social duty of the company.

    1. Taking actions with the "in place & by witness" principle and with sense of responsibility, we will launch new products that will satisfy our customer's demands.

    2. Based on a solid management foundation, we will greet the new age in harmony with the changes brought by the era we live in.

    3. We will always meet the new demands one step ahead with the one of a kind technology and R&D activities.

    4. With the sense of responsibility towards the environment, we'll continue developing work and eco-friendly technologies.

    5.We wil create "an appealing workplace" and "a prosperous life".

  • Management Vision

    How to be?

    Where to head?

    The continuous increase of all business partner's values for the purpose of maximizing the company's values.

    GO FOR NEXT

    Let's become a real global player!

Our Values

WHAT DO WE VALUE?

Trustworthiness and Righteousness

Customer is the priority, In place & by witness principle, Scientific approach, Continuous improvement

Communication

Face-to-face communication, Interdepartmental reporting and solidarity

Setting High Goals

A critical approach, Creating benchmarking criterias

Staff Improvement

Training on the work, Success as a team

SRI Philosophy

  • SRI WAY

    PURPOSE

    To create the most advanced comfort and happiness with innovations that guide the future.

    BELIEF

    Makes the base of purpose. These are the beliefs that shape Sumitomo Rubber Industries.

    VISION

    To become a company that overcomes the changes by combining the various powers and growing in unity.

    SUMITOMO RUBBER WAY

    To adopt righteousness and honesty as a principle. To fight against the difficulties. To cherish each other.

  • PHILOSOPHY OF SAT

    PURPOSE

    We will provide the most advanced safety and comfort to our customersi employees and the society.

     

     
     

    POLICY OF PRESIDENT

    To create an enviroment in which the employees can work eagerly in safety and peace. To train staff who benefits society and shares our goal.

    WAY

    To abide legislations and rules. To pursue the best. Success as a team with cooperation. To respect the diversity. Not to approach people negatively.

Policies

Sumitomo Rubber AKO, a pioneer in its sector, operates in the production of radial tires in its facility located in Çankırı. The environmental policy of our company, which is an establishment of the Sumitomo Rubber Group of Companies, adheres to all the principles in the group policy and is one of the most important parts of our environmental management system and sustainability approach.

Certificates

With the mission of "Providing the most advanced safety and comfort to our customers, employees and the society", we instill not only technical excellence but also this indispensable principle to all our employees in the trainings we regularly hold. This awareness makes our quality certificates more valuable and real.

Our products are approved by international accreditation organizations and we produce for the automotive industry in accordance with IATF16949 standards.

In addition, we carry out our work in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Standards in all our work, from production to sales, from sales to after-sales customer services.